Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 636,445
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1381.11 (7/21/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 S $20 MS obverse 1859 S $20 MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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1859 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1880 1930 2000 2575 3500 4000 5200 7150 11200 19500 28500 66500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 8150 - 25000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 889
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1859 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--112358199981462001378117--------889
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Total--112358199991482031378117--------895
 --0 %0 %3 %6 %22 %11 %17 %23 %15 %1 %1 %1 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/6/2006 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2241, 2241/Lot# 2363 $980.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 50   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3102 $2,185.00
2/12/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36005 $2,915.00
6/27/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2624 $2,350.00
8/10/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 6008 $1,997.50
1/4/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 7065 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $20 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781288532603545388544995922731787681084115570245873918462967101940104711107537
2075238424272494265028163010335536584090497363877801945912417185762945347112759581028641056530
00000030103355365840904973638778019459124171857629453471127595810286400
000000313534503772429454486852828410150139942158134318550398894910378700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
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